Craigellachie (pronounced cray-GAL-a-key) is currently rest stop on the Trans-Canada Highway in British
Columbia located several kilometres to the west of the Eagle Pass summit in the Gold Range.
It was named after the village of Craigellachie on the River Spey in Moray, Scotland, the ancestral home of Sir
George Stephen, the first president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Craigellachie is most famous for being the site of
the "Last Spike" on the Canadian Pacific Railway, driven by Sir Donald Smith, Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal
of Glencoe, Argyllshire, and Montreal or Lord Strathcona, a director of the CPR, on 7 Nov 1885 when he drove the